Sunday, June 10, 2012

Adams Update - April through May.

Adams Family photos mega update.
Here is a 35+ photo update of what we have been up to since April. 
We both got i-phones in April and have been using them somewhat to snap photos. Here are some of the first with the phones. Emily loves to ride in the wagon in our cul-de-sac while Eric fiddles with tomato plants he has planted next to the mail box.
Emily even sometimes pulls Sarah.
Emily also loves to use sidewalk chalk and draw in the street. Yes, we are aware she morbidly favors outline drawings, ala' murder scenes. 
Here Emily dons a motorcycle helmet Eric used at his Latin Convention for the chariot races. She later rode in the chariot herself.

Also in April, we took advatage of a nice day to eat downtown and walk a bit in North Campus of UGA. Here we are at Herty field where the Bulldogs played at the turn of the century. Now there is a nice fountain there.

Each first Friday of the month during late spring and suimer, our town has a "First Friday" celebration, which features all sorts of stuff. Since it was the first of the season in May, it was more elaborate than usual. There was a bluegrass band, a magician show (which Emily loved), face painting (see below), and a small train ride (actually a riding lawnmower pulling a motley set of cars). 
Here below we see the evolution of Emily's face painting into a TIGER. Why the odd colors for a tiger? 
It was Emily's call.
Step 1: Full of confidence and excitement.
Step 2: A bit of doubt creeps in. Perhaps even fright and disdain.
Step 3: Ah, back more at ease as the face takes form.
Step 4: A bit ticklish perhaps?
The final result as Emily prepares to ride in the aforementioned glorious and breakneck train ride.
Here Eric and Sarah sit on the ground, waiting for the Magic Show to begin.
After the show (you can see the magician in the background - red shirt - next to the band on the left).

On the next day (Sat.), Dale and Diane came up to go to the Zoo in Atlanta. We got free tickets through a program in our library system.
Sarah was ready for all the animals.
On a train ride around the Zoo.
Same train. It too was breakneck fast - just look at woosy Sarah.
Now back at home with grandpa Dale.

Here was the cake my former student and current colleague made (she bakes and decorates confections as a side to her teaching Latin). Emily chose The Little Mermaid as a theme for her birthday.
Emily's party was at a bounce house (lots of inflatable jump stuff). Here, Sarah gets a ride on a slide.
Emily and Sarah mix it up with friends in an inflatable.
Emily glides by Eric, Dale, and Diane in a Cozy Coupe car.

There was a little room in the place for the cake and gifts ceremony.
Emily quite excited for the cake and THREE candles.

Dad presents Emily with a BICYCLE. Oh how excited.
Later in the week, on Emily's actual birthday she helps mom make cupcakes to bring to her sitter's to share with her friends there.
Now at the sitter's on the birthday, Emily and Sarah get ready to eat the cupcakes. The sitter had made for Emily a tutu and wings.
The birthday girl in all her glory.
We also had a chance to go swimming in the Vaughn's pool. Sarah seems to like the water.
 Lounging around. Something is missing - oh right - the relaxing part.
 Emily got a fishing pole for her birthday. She tries it out at a local park. She caught a turtle. It was terrifying.
 Se tries her luck in the creek behind the house. The fish are microscopic, so again, no fish.
For the warm weather, Melissa busted out the pool for the girls. Great Grandma Connie skyped with them as they swam (the camera and computer had this exact view).

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